Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last minute holiday shopping is inevitable, but the hardest part is trying to figure out what gifts to get for everyone. To help come up with some ideas, we created a list of 5 gifts you can easily get last minute. These gifts are all found on Amazon prime, but can usually be found in your local store as well. 

  1. Bath Bombs

You can find bath bombs nearly anywhere you go, making this the perfect last minute gift. We suggest getting a box with a variety of bath bombs so they can have a different bath every time they use your present. 

  1. Acupressure mat 

This acupressure mat is perfect for anyone who has back problems or just needs to relax. Along with the acupressure mat, you will also get an acupressure pillow, a head massager, a massage stick, and a bag to carry everything! 

  1. Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser 

Essential oil diffusers make the perfect gift for any special event. If you want to make the present even better, consider buying some essential oils to make this a complete gift!

  1. 2021 Planner 

Similar to bath bombs, you can get a planner anywhere you go. With the new years coming up, this present is especially fitting. 

  1. Tile 

This gift is perfect for the person who loses everything. They can add a tile to any of their commonly lost items and find it through a free app! It also comes in a pack of two, so you can split this up into two gifts if you still have other people who need gifts!

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s time to start thinking about what you want to get for those around you this Holiday. Though you can always go with the cliché holiday gifts, this year, we have some unique holiday gift ideas that might catch your attention! 

  1. Bathing Petal Flower Soap

This petal flower soap is the perfect gift for someone with an elegant bathroom décor. This soap can be used in the bath, or just for everyday hand washing purposes! Since this is a smaller gift, we recommend combining it with other bathroom goodies to make a gift basket. For example, you can pair this soap with bath bombs, body scrubs, face masks, hair treatments, perfumes, and anything else you think they might enjoy!

  1. Pinch Me Therapy Dough 

This present is perfect for those who need a little stress relief throughout the day. Anytime they feel irritated, they can take out the therapy dough “gently knead away your nuisances”. Infused within the therapy dough are oils that are for calming purposes. If there weren’t enough reasons to buy this therapy dough, every Pinch Me product purchase funds their support of the Wounded Warrior Project. 

3. Whiskey Chilling Stones

These chilling stones are perfect for all the whiskey loving individuals in your life, though it can also be used for other drinks as well. It might seem like an odd present at first, but once you realize that the flavor of whiskey is diluted by ice cubes, you’ll understand that this present will enhance your loved ones whiskey experiences. Not to mention that these chilling stones keep your drink colder for longer periods of time. One last added element to consider is that this set comes with a wooden tray which you can customize! 

  1. Elegant Bond Necklace 

Though a necklace is a cliché gift, at Dear Ava, they have the perfect elegant yet simple asymmetrical necklace that is meant to portray an inseparable bond. Anyone you want to get this necklace for, there’s probably a specific necklace for them. For example, there’s necklaces for your best friend, grandma, mother, sister, daughter, or even teacher! They are all the same necklace, but they all come with different notes. An added bonus to this gift is that you can also order gift wrapping with your purchase! If necklaces aren’t your thing, we recommend looking at other jewelry selections that Dear Ava has to offer. 

  1. Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie boards have been popular for a while now, and if you have someone that is always talking about charcuterie but doesn’t have a proper board, then you should consider adding a charcuterie board to your shopping list! There are many different styles of charcuterie boards out there and with just a simple google search, you’ll find all of the different options. In this blog post, we linked a swivel charcuterie board that also comes with knives. This style is great for sharing amongst a group of friends and you don’t have to make the extra purchase of getting cheese knives. 

Thoughtful Birthday Gift Ideas

Thinking up meaningful birthday presents can be incredibly difficult. Oftentimes, we end up running out of ideas and settle for a gift that isn’t as meaningful as we had wished. For their next birthday, maybe consider getting them one of the following birthday gift ideas. 

  1. Happy Notes in a Jar 

This is a gift that won’t break the bank, but is sure to make the birthday person happy for a long time. You can write all the notes yourself, or you can get all of their friends to write out something nice. Either way, this gift is perfect because they can look back at these notes anytime they want. 

  1. Massage Gift Card

Gift cards can often seem like a cop out, but getting them a gift card for a massage is a different story. By giving them a gift card to get a massage, you’re giving them the opportunity to have a relaxing experience. Nothing can beat having your pain and stress relieved. 

  1. Custom Calendar 

With this gift, you give the birthday person something they can use all year long. You can customize the calendar anyway you want to put a smile on their face everyday they use it. 

Custom Calendar

  1. Personalized Puzzle 

For those who enjoy sitting down and finishing a puzzle, a personalized puzzle is the perfect gift for them. You can choose a photo that was from a fun event, or something that will make them laugh. This might not be a gift they will use everyday, but it’s a gift they know you put some heartfelt thought into. 

Personalized Puzzle

  1. Houseplant

A house plant is a gift that will bring life into their living space while also giving them something to take care of. If they don’t have any house plants yet, we recommend getting them a beginner plant that doesn’t require much upkeep like a succulent. 

Beginner Houseplants 

  1. Specialized Journal 

This is another gift that the birthday person can use everyday if they choose. Journaling can be super relaxing or can be a way to spark creativity. Any way they choose to use their journal, everytime they use it, they’ll remember who got it for them. 

Specialized Journal 

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

With June starting, it’s time to start thinking about gifts to get for the fatherly figures in your life. Though we celebrate the fathers in our lives year round, Father’s Day is the time to give them a gift for everything they do. If you’re struggling to think of the perfect gift, here are some presents that are sure to put a smile on any father’s face. 

  1. Weighted Blanket

For dad’s that struggle to fall asleep, a weighted blanket could be a life saver. This blanket feels like a big hug and has been shown to raise serotonin and melatonin levels, reduce anxiety, calm the mind, and create a sense of security. 

Weighted Blanket

  1. Garden Kneeler and Tool Pouch

This gift is perfect for the dad who loves to garden. After a long day of gardening, his knees probably hurt and his pants are covered in grass stains. With a garden kneeler, his knees will be happy and so will your washing machine! Not to mention that it has a built in tool pouch, making it easier for him to access tools when gardening. All things considered, this item will become an essential part of his gardening routine. 

Garden Kneeler and Tool Pouch

  1. Indoor George Foreman Grill

Already got him a grill last year? Then how about a tiny indoor grill! Perfect for rainy days when he can’t grill outside but still wants to make burgers for the family. 

George Foreman Grill

  1. Wireless Earbuds

No matter what hobby he has, he will find a use for wireless earbuds. Whether he runs, gardens, woodworks, or cooks, listening to music or podcasts can make the time go by much faster. With wireless earbuds, he will be able to enjoy his hobby without wires getting in his way. 

Wireless Earbuds

  1. Custom Wood Branding Iron

If the father figure in your life enjoys woodworking, a wood branding iron customized for him is an item that will take his craft to the next level. After he finishes a project, he can proudly mark that he was the one who made it. This adds a personal touch that will last a lifetime. 

Custom electric branding iron

Roland Garros furniture

Ways to Appeal to Someone’s Love Language

To some Valentine’s Day is a way to show a little extra appreciation to that special someone in their lives. Others might not enjoy the holiday as much though. There are five main love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Everyone’s love language is personalized to themselves and some even relate to having multiple languages speak to them. Here’s how to appeal to each love language:

  1. Words of affirmation

This language can be shown appreciation in multiple ways. Simply writing a card or having a deep conversation with this type of person can really go far in their eyes. They dwell on the words that you say and thrive off of them.

  1. Quality time

Quality time is pretty self-explanatory and simply goes back to just spending time with that person. Some people enjoy doing this by staying in and watching a movie, others enjoy getting dressed up and going out to dinner or a local event going on.

3. Receiving gifts

This type of love language is straightforward. They appreciate the materialistic things that you bring to the table. Some basic ideas to gift someone for Valentine’s Day could be giving them flowers, candy, or a picture of the both of you.

  1. Acts of Service

This language can be hard to get right at times. In doing acts of service for someone, you appeal to making their life easier by going the extra mile to do something for them. You can do this by simply helping them run an errand or assisting them in a project they are working on.

  1. Physical Touch
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Physical touch is also more self-explanatory. Simply giving them a hug, kiss, or holding their hand really helps them to feel appreciated and cared for.

Love languages can be confusing at times and also change as people do. When it boils down to it, if you want to show someone that you care for them just make an attempt to appeal to their likes. Try to stop and take the time to show someone you care about them this week whether it be your significant other, a friend, or a coworker.